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A Ghostbusters smartphone game similar to 'Pokémon Go' is coming out this year

"Ghostbusters World," a location-based smartphone game with augmented reality elements similar to "Pokémon Go," was announced for iOS and Android phones. Besides a 30-second teaser trailer, there aren't many details available yet — but...Show More Summary

The director of Netflix's latest blockbuster movie, 'Mute,' breaks down 4 memorable scenes in the sci-fi thriller

Duncan Jones has wowed us his whole career with movies like “Moon,” “Source Code,” and “Warcraft,” but his latest is his most ambitious work yet — which might explain why it took over a decade to get made. “Mute” is a futuristic who-done-it set in Berlin starring Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender named Leo. Show More Summary

The top 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, ranked from worst to best

The biggest problem with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its villains. "Black Panther" has been praised for having one of the best villains in the universe (and in movie history). Loki, who fluctuates loyalty so often it's hard to keep up, is another great example. But many of the other villains aren't exactly compelling. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence says she felt empowered doing nudity in her new movie following her 2014 nude photo hack

Jennifer Lawrence explained to "60 Minutes" why it was important for her to have nude scenes in her new movie, "Red Sparrow." She said she felt "empowered" to do the racy scenes following nude photos of her being leaked online in 2014...Show More Summary

Brendan Fraser says he was groped by a Hollywood executive and that it made him 'retreat' from his acting career

Actor Brendan Fraser said in a recent interview with GQ that he was groped in 2003 by Philip Berk, a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Fraser said that the incident made him "retreat" from the Hollywood spotlight. Berk,...Show More Summary

Stephen Fry announces that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He made the announcement in a 12-minute video published on YouTube on Firday morning. Fry said he was diagnosed last year, and had an operation to remove his prostate...Show More Summary

Music legend Quincy Jones apologizes for the 'wordvomit' of his recent viral interviews, citing a 'family intervention' from his daughters

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones apologized Thursday for two recent viral interviews that he gave to Vulture and GQ. Jones, citing a "family intervention" from his daughters, apologized for his "wordvomit" and "bad-mouthing" inShow More Summary

There's a new dilemma in modern romance: What to do if your date doesn't have MoviePass

MoviePass is a $10-per-month subscription service for going to the movie theater. It comes with plenty of positives, but it also raises some dilemmas. One of those is how to navigate a relationship when your significant other doesn't...Show More Summary

Psy, Five For Fighting, and 15 other 2-hit wonders who have all but disappeared

• Everyone talks about one-hit wonders in the music business, but two-hit wonders also exist. • These artists managed to put out two chart-topping hits, but failed to consistently repeat that success later on. • The list includes the...Show More Summary

67-year-old actress Jane Seymour posed for Playboy and shared a story of Hollywood sexual harassment

67-year-old actress Jane Seymour posed in Playboy for the third time. She said she feels "much sexier" than when she was young. Seymour also opened up about an incident in 1972 when she said a producer sexually harassed her, and drove...Show More Summary

All 89 Oscar best-picture winners, ranked from worst to best by movie critics

89 films have won the Oscar for best picture in the history of the Academy Awards. We ranked all 89 films based on how well they fared with critics. As the 90th Academy Awards looms, this year's best picture race is one of the closest,...Show More Summary

Cape Town is fighting its 'Day Zero' water crisis with an album of 2-minute songs to help people take quicker showers

Cape Town, South Africa, is at risk of running out of water. The government has imposed severe restrictions to conserve supplies — including recommending showers that last just 2 minutes. Famous South African artists are trying to help,...Show More Summary

Stormzy won 2 BRIT Awards then used his performance to attack Theresa May, asking 'Where's the money for Grenfell?'

Rapper Stormzy used his BRIT Awards performance to call out British Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of the Grenfell tower fire. He rapped: "Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?" The artist picked up two awardsShow More Summary

McDonald's is bringing Szechuan sauce back to every location across the US after 'Rick and Morty' fans rioted (MCD)

McDonald's will begin serving Szechuan McNuggets dipping sauce at all US locations on Monday, February 26. "Rick and Morty" fans rioted in October after the fast-food chain gave away Szechuan sauce across the US — and demand far exceeded...Show More Summary

LIVE: Here comes Roku ... (ROKU)

Roku, the maker of connected TV boxes and software for smart TVs, will report its quarterly earnings after the markets close Wednesday. Here's what Wall Street is expecting, according to Bloomberg. We'll update this post with the results...Show More Summary

Independent filmmakers are irate after Amazon slashed royalties by 60% on its self-distribution platform

Amazon Video Direct allows filmmakers, free of charge, to upload their work (movie, TV series, shorts) on Amazon for customers to buy, rent, or watch on Prime Video. However, beginning March 1, filmmaker royalties for projects that are...Show More Summary

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

Everyone's ditching cable. An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements. Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube...Show More Summary

Talk show host Wendy Williams announces she's been diagnosed with Graves' Disease

Talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with Graves' Disease. She announced the news on her show "The Wendy Williams Show," and said that she is taking three weeks off to focus on her health. Graves' Disease is an autoimmune...Show More Summary

Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine — and they've made teenagers' daily lives nearly unrecognizable

Seven young adults posed as high school students for a semester on the A&E series "Undercover High." The undercover students discovered that smartphones have completely changed the lives of teenagers. Smartphones have become distractions...Show More Summary

Terry Crews opens up about his alleged sexual assault: 'I still have to send a check to my molester'

Terry Crews said he still has to send checks to the agency that employs the man who allegedly sexually assaulted him. Crews has alleged that Adam Venit, an agent at William Morris Endeavor, groped him at a party in 2016. Crews' allegation...Show More Summary

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